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. british banking giant hsbc has agreed to pay a record $1.9 billion to settle a money- laundering case. investigated by authorities in the united states. >> hsbc was accused of using the u.s. financial system to transfer funds from mexican drug cartels and from countries like iran that had been placed under international sanctions. >> the u.s. government says hsbc invaded these practices. they've have been said to enabled terrorists and others to ensure bent sanctions. despite the hefty amount, this will have them avoid prosecution. this is unlikely to spell doom. >> the company is are dealing with this talking about cost- cutting measures and also stripping assets. as far as the fiscal issues are concerned, it is cover bowl. the reputation may take a little bit more time for them to get that back. >> hsbc is not the only european bank facing european money laundering charges in the united states. ing had to pay the highest bond today. credit suisse was also slapped with a stiff penalty. and the world bank of scotland, lloyd's, and barclays have also had to fork out. hsbc's $2 billion
, thanks. it seems bankers were a little too lax with their bankers. hsbc has agreed to pay a fine in the united states in connection with charges of money laundering. media reports say the fine will be the largest ever paid by a bank to u.s. authorities. hsbc admitted on tuesday its anti-money laundering measures had been inadequate. the bank agreed to pay the penalties to u.s. authorities including the justice department. the bank says it accepts responsibility for past mistakes and has beefed up its internal controls. in july, a u.s. senate report accused the bank of being involved in money transfers linked to drug deals originating in mexico. the report also said the bank settled money transactions with links to iran, a country under u.s. sanctions. >>> now, british authorities have arrested three british men. that's over their alleged connection to a rate-fixing scandal involving libor, the london interbank offered rate. the serious fraud office announced tuesday the first arrests in the case that has rocked the financial community. but officials gave no details other than the
week ago, hundreds of policemen into a bank in search of proof of tax fraud. hsbc has to pay $2 billion in a money-laundering case. the financial industry is working very hard for its bad reputation. the german dax is up 0.3%. euro stoxx 50 up .3%, and the euro is coming close to $1.30. >> finally good news for the indebted country. the u.s. ratings agency standard and poor's has upgraded greece's credit ratings. their best reading since june 2011. >> the agency they credited the eurozone strong support for greece, and it is committed to keeping athens in the currency. the upgrade comes after the successful creek by that program earlier this month. the former ceo of car maker porsche is facing charges of market manipulation relating to the company's attempt to buy volkswagen back in 2008. >> is accused of denying portion of's takeover plans, although the move was already under way. prosecutors say that had an impact on the share price, and investors were misled. the takeover ultimately failed, and portia was itself bought out by vw. -- porsche itself was bought out by volkswagen. >> 5,
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